The central government has asked Meta about the reasons behind the two-hour WhatsApp outage on Tuesday. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), according to a report in the Economic Times (ET), wants to know if the disruption was due to an internal glitch or a cyberattack.
"We have asked them if the outage was due to internal factors or some external cyberattack. They will respond with the relevant details in a few days," a senior ministry official was quoted as saying by ET.
The ministry has also asked the platform to coordinate with the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In) to find out if there were any "untoward" cyber incidents during the period of outage, the report added.